Tablecloths for Large Round Tables

Many customers ask us about tablecloths for their large round tables. We now have two great lines to choose from. Order online from idreamoffrance.com, call us at 888-96-FRANCE, or visit us in our boutique showroom in Tustin/Irvine, Orange County, Southern California.

90″ Round Cotton Tablecloths from Couleur Nature

Couleur Nature tablecloths are designed in Paris by Bruno Lamy and made by hand in India following old traditions. They are made of soft thick cotton and are printed with cheerful patterns using wooden blocks.

90" Round Fig Red-Green Tablecloth by Couleur Nature

90″ Round Fig Red-Green Tablecloth by Couleur Nature

90″ Round Coated Tablecloths by Le Cluny

You thought it was impossible to find a 90″ round coated tablecloth? Think again! The ever popular brand Le Cluny uses their French made coated cotton fabric, and by sewing two panels together are able to make oversize tablecloths. The seem is inconspicuous and the result is a tablecloth big enough to cover and protect most round or square tables.

90" Round Versailles Blue Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth by Le Cluny

90″ Round Versailles Blue Cotton Coated Provence Tablecloth by Le Cluny

Want to See More?

                            
Advertisements

As our long-time customers know, we moved last summer to a larger location in Tustin Ranch, near Irvine, California. Below are photos of our new place, now that we’ve been settled in and humming along for a while. Click here to view our location on a map. We are near the 5 and 55 freeways and the 261 toll road, between the Tustin Marketplace and The District at Tustin Legacy shopping centers.

We are open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasionally we have special sale days on Saturdays as well. (Join our email list to find out when.) Please come visit and shop with us anytime!

Entrance

Entrance

French Kitchen Towels, Fishnet Market Bags, and Tapestry Pillow Covers

French Kitchen Towels, Fishnet Market Bags, and Tapestry Pillow Covers

French Gourmet Food and Candy

French Gourmet Food and Candy

French Country and Provencal Placemats

French Country and Provencal Placemats

French Scented Soaps

French Scented Soaps

Coucke Terry Towels Close-Up

Coucke Terry Towels Close-Up

We can’t keep it a secret anymore…we’re moving! We have outgrown our current space and will be moving to a larger location in the Tustin/Irvine area of Southern California this month.

New Address

I Dream of France
2600 Walnut Avenue #A
Tustin, CA 92780

Click the address to view the location in Google Maps.

Our new home has a warehouse, a boutique showroom for local customers, plenty of parking, and easy access from the 5 freeway and Jamboree Road.

We will be located near the Tustin Ranch, Tustin Meadows, Tustin Fields, Columbus Grove, Westpark, College Park, Harvard Square, and Walnut Village neighborhoods, as well as the Tustin District and Tustin/Irvine Marketplace shopping centers.

Moving/Opening Dates

Our Old Town Tustin boutique will be closed after August 9. Our new location will open September 4. Online orders will ship as usual during the transition.

Moving Sale

We will have a one-day Moving Sale at our Old Town Tustin boutique on Saturday, August 17, with special discounts for our local customers, as well as an online coupon. More details to follow.

See us in the November issue of Orange Coast Magazine!

Orange Coast magazine - November 2012

Look for the November 2012 issue of Orange Coast Magazine (with “Real Housewife” Gretchen Rossi on the cover). The Neighborhoods column on page 32 explores Old Town Tustin’s century-old storefronts and features some of the local businesses, including I Dream of France! There are a map and photos of the neighborhood, too. We are so delighted to be included!

We love Orange Coast!

–Brett

On Saturday was a highlight of the social season here in Tustin, CA: the annual Tustin Tiller Days Parade! The parade goes through Old Town and ends at Columbus Tustin Park, where a carnival runs from Friday until Sunday. We are lucky because the parade route goes right in front of I Dream of France, so we have a great vantage point. Celebrity guests who rode in the parade this year were Grand Marshall Rex Hudler, Michele Dominguez Greene, Lauren Summers, Michael Welch, and Savannah Stehlin.

Here are some of the photos we took. One of the many things we love about Tustin is that the residents share civic pride in a colorful yet down-to-earth way. I’ll let the photos illustrate!

Foothill High School Cheerleaders (With I Dream of France in the Background)

Foothill High School Cheerleaders (With I Dream of France in the Background)

El Bekal Shriners from Anaheim, CA

El Bekal Shriners from Anaheim, CA, with Snoopy

El Bekal Shriners from Anaheim, CA

El Bekal Shriners from Anaheim, CA

Boy Scouts (Viewed from Inside I Dream of France)

Boy Scouts (Viewed from Inside I Dream of France)

1948 Farmall Cab Tractor

1948 Farmall Cab Tractor

Local Equestrians

Local Equestrians

Roosevelt High School Marching Band from Corona, CA

Roosevelt High School Marching Band from Corona, CA

During the parade, I walked around the corner to look for more photo opportunities. At one point the parade slowed and came to a stop, right before the Band/Majorette judging point. (I didn’t know parades had bottlenecks!) It gave me the chance to take photos of parade participants in pause.

Horses and Their Riders

Horses and Their Riders

Navy JROTC from Santa Ana, CA

Navy JROTC from Santa Ana, CA

Tustin High Marching Band

Tustin High Marching Band

That’s all, folks!

–Brett

James McKinnon wrote a great little piece about us in Examiner.com

In the heart of Old Town Tustin you will find a quaint shopping and dining district. While the area still has some maturing to do before it becomes comparable to Orange Circle, you will find a gem at 150 E. Main Street. At this location you will discover a wonderful boutique, I Dream of France! This charming store provides customers with unique French gifts and items that will transport anyone to the French countryside and Paris.

I Dream of France - Tustin, CA

A few years ago, Jean-Michel Carlouet and his wife Brett opened up this store in order to cater to individuals wishing to buy authentic French products. Monsieur Carlouet comments that his store has a focus on products from Provence, a region in the Southeast of France, due to the similarities in climate between that area and southern California. Some of the store’s most popular items include authentic Provençal table cloths made of cotton but feature a plastic covering that greatly facilitate cleanup. Monsieur Carlouet remarks that this item proves especially popular in France. His shop also offers soaps made in Marseilles and Provence that come in a variety of fragrances such as lavender and orange. Marseilles soap is of exceptional quality and many French people prefer it to other kinds of soap. This store also has an inventory of dinnerware, cutlery, and other fine goods which will interest all who visit there.

When you visit this boutique, you will find that I Dream of France has something that will appeal to anyone trying to bring home a bit of France with them. During your visit to Orange County, you should make a trip to this marvelous boutique in Old Town Tustin. You will feel as though you have taken a journey to France. Nowhere else outside of France will you find such an array of French products and in such a beautiful setting. Be sure to wish Jean-Michel Carlouet a friendly “Bonjour” as you enter the store, it’s French courtesy

Thanks James!

Happy Memorial Day!

We’ve been unpacking new shipments all month, and are putting new items online every day! Visitez I Dream of France online or in our Tustin (Orange County), California, boutique and see what’s new.

We have new lower shipping rates. As always, orders of $75 or more ship free! No coupon code required for the shipping special. (Alaska and Hawaii pay $10 extra.) Also, we now ship to Canada!

Below are some examples of what’s new…more info on our website!

New French Kitchenware

Provence Handpainted Ceramic Stackable Pots. As a decorative piece, this is a showstopper — and it’s practical storage as well. We’ve been using these pots to style dining rooms for local home tours, and everyone’s eyes go straight to them.

Provence Handpainted Ceramic Stackable Pots with Olives Decor

Provencal Scenery Art Tile Trivet. Another stunning piece for kitchen or dining room, our art tile trivet makes a splendid gift (if you can bear to part with it!).

Provencal Scenery Art Tile Trivet - Terrace View

Couleur Nature Olive Tree Towel. We have added several new kitchen towel designs from Couleur Nature, all block-printed by hand and Provençal in style.

Couleur Nature Olive Tree Yellow Towel

New French Table Linens

Provencale Sunflower Green Cotton Tablecloth. Available in round or rectangular sizes.The printing on both the round and rectangular is what is referred to as “placé”, or centered in the middle of the cloth.

Provencale Sunflower Green Cotton Tablecloth

New French Decorative Hardware

Paris Antique Style Dressing Room Hook. Perfect grace note to add to your powder room.

Paris Antique Style Dressing Room Hook

New French Baby Accessories

The latest fashion accessory for babies: pewter pacifier keepers featuring a French fleur de lys! We also have rose and giraffe motifs available. These are made in the USA by a company in New Orleans. Too cute to pass up!

Baby Pacifier Holder with Fleur de Lys

New Sale Items

Summer is around the corner. Do you know a little girl who could use a new dress? Here’s a good buy: Alphabet Safari Girl’s Sun Dress, 33% off.

Alphabet Safari Girl's Sun Dress